January 9th, 2017 - 1:51 PM
Moving large fish tanks
Moving fish and their aquarium probably seems like an intimidating task, especially if your new home is several hours away. Travel can be stressful on fish, so special handling is necessary when transferring them long distance — and you have to be extra careful when disassembling and moving the tank to avoid damaging the glass. But even though it’s a big project, it’s possible to do it successfully with a little thought and preparation. By planning ahead, you can ensure the tank arrives intact and that your aquatic friends remain happy and healthy.
January 6th, 2017 - 8:46 AM
A close look at 26-foot box trucks
If you’re moving from a large house, you most likely have a lot of boxes and furniture to pack and load — which may have you wondering if there’s a rental truck big enough to hold everything. The largest available rental truck size is the 26-foot truck, but will all of your belongings fit inside? U-Haul®, Penske® and Ryder® estimate their equipment to hold different household sizes, so it’s important to look into your options before making a decision. The information below can help you decide if a 26-foot truck is a good solution, or if an alternative like U-Pack® is the better way to move.
January 4th, 2017 - 2:28 PM
New house checklist
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of moving to a new house? You’re probably thinking about everything that needs to be done like connecting the utilities, remodeling the areas that need work and cleaning old messes (just to name a few). To make sure you are not forgetting any important details, we’ve compiled a list of things you should do when moving to a new house. Follow these tips to help make your new place feel more like home.
January 2nd, 2017 - 2:43 PM
How to move to the Big Easy
If you’ve decided to move to New Orleans, you’ve made a tremendous decision. Live music on every corner, tantalizing Cajun food and deep southern accents are just part of the appeal. You could make list after list of entertaining things to do including musical concerts, sporting events and, of course, frequent celebrity sightings. You’re in for a great time! Once you get there, you’ll love it — but getting there can sometimes be a bit tricky. To make it easier, we’ve gathered some helpful facts and how-to’s.
December 30th, 2016 - 1:26 PM
Understanding your long-distance move
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first timer, some thought and preparation is required to complete a long distance move. And while every situation is unique, there are certain questions everyone asks about their move, such as:
- How do I choose the right company?
- How much will it cost?
- How do I begin packing?
No matter what your questions are, we’ve got the answers to help your transition go as smoothly as possible.
December 28th, 2016 - 9:48 AM
Plastic bins vs. cardboard boxes
Trying to figure out the safest way to pack your belongings for a long-distance move can be intimidating. After all, no one wants to arrive at their new home with a bunch of damaged items. When moving, you have two packing options — plastic containers or cardboard boxes. Both container types have benefits, but factors like durability and availability can influence which option you decide to use.
December 26th, 2016 - 10:58 AM
Winter driving tips
If you're traveling in or out of an area that experiences extreme winter weather, you may have concerns about how to drive in the snow and ice. Depending on where you're headed, you may encounter snow drifts and white outs or ice covered roads. All of these conditions require different styles of driving and condition-specific safety precautions. Learn how to maneuver when driving on ice, snow and other cold weather conditions.
December 23rd, 2016 - 8:53 AM
I don’t have an address for my move
Moving long distance without a destination address is actually pretty common, especially if you’re moving suddenly for work or family. Many times, people might know the city or region of the state they’re moving to, but aren’t sure about the exact location. Because it’s not always possible to visit your new town and secure housing beforehand, you might be concerned about how to forward your mail, and more importantly, where to have the moving truck deliver your belongings. Both of these tasks can easily be accomplished as long as you know the general area you’ll be living in.
December 21st, 2016 - 11:31 AM
How to move a refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the heaviest things in your home, and it’s often fairly expensive. When it’s time to move, you may have some concerns about getting it in the moving equipment and having it work when you plug it back in. To make the refrigerator moving process as easy as possible, you’ll want to use an appliance dolly and have at least one other person available to help.
December 16th, 2016 - 12:20 PM
Want to call the Windy City home?
Moving to Chicago? Once you get there, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, but getting there can raise some concerns. Historical districts, well-maintained train tracks and cobblestone streets can make access a bit tough for large trucks. But not to worry — we’ve done our research and have the answers to your Chicago moving questions.